Monday, 16 July 2012

How to clean you makeup brushes tutorial

Yes it's true, you might not realize it but bacteria builds up on both make-up and your brushes and if not cleaned regularly can cause breakouts, blemishes, and worse, infections!
Brushes that are used for liquid & cream products should be cleaned after each use to prevent the build-up of bacteria. Brushes used for powder like eyeshadow, blush, etc. don't need to be cleaned as often, monthly is fine but in-between just twirl on a paper towel and swipe back and forth until all the colour has come off.

To Clean Your Brushes...

Grab a mild soap, face wash or my favourite, baby shampoo as it's less likely to be harsh on your bristles.
Lather it up in your hands with warm water, turn the brush upside down and swirl or swipe back and forth on your palm for around 30 - 40 seconds. Rinse the brush keeping it pointing down or slightly angled as water can damage where your brush bristles are glued or worse break your brush. If need be squeeze the brush gently and pull through, this usually needs to be done to flat brushes. You can repeat this step until the water run's clear. To dry, place your brushes on a paper towel/hand towel or off the side of a counter top so the air can circulate around the brush to dry. DO NOT dry with a blow dryer as it will damage your brush.
TIP: If you're having a hard time washing the brush, gently swirl it on the palm of your hand as you're running it under the water so that it gets through the bristles to the build-up of makeup. Also roll gently in an old towel before air drying. 

There are antibacterial washes and sprays for your brushes if you'd rather use them, you can buy from most makeup suppliers or online.

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